Aberdeen held a puppy petting session to help students relax before exams
Press paws on exam stress
Therapy dogs came to Aberdeen last week to help students destress before exam season.
Stressed-out students, overloaded with deadlines, exams and cold, could chill out with some puppies in the Old Johnston dining room to relax.
Paws Against Stress is an organisation who bring their ‘Therapets’ to people everywhere who need a little bit of fluffy de-stressing. From hospitals to universities, people can book time slots to chill with some four-legged friends.
From free massages and yoga sessions in the library to giving out care packages, Aberdeen is going all out this year to make sure their students stay sane throughout exam season.
Scientific research proves that interaction with therapy animals can drastically reduce stress in humans. If science says you should do it, what better excuse is there to cuddle up to a puppy during exam period?
Katy, a first year Sociology student, said: “I have four exams coming up and I’m mega stressed out, but the dogs were all so cute and it completely took my mind off the workload, even if only for 15 minutes!”
The event at Johnston Hall was fully booked up in hours as soon as time slots were released.
Hopefully the success and popularity of this event will make puppy cuddles much more regular at uni.